Nitish Narain

Specialist

Nitish is a Senior Manager in the Inclusive Finance and Banking domain of MSC India.

Nitish is a financial inclusion consultant with extensive experience gained through projects with multi-lateral agencies, central banks, banks and financial institutions, microfinance institutions, remittance companies, community-owned organizations, and digital financial service providers in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Myanmar, Qatar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.  Before joining MSC, he was an Area Manager at SKS Microfinance Ltd. and was responsible for the management of a microfinance loan portfolio of around USD 10 million spread across 58,000 clients.

Posts by Nitish Narain

Breaking Free from the Myths of Financial Education

This Note examines myths around the design of financial education programmes, and discusses the KSAP framework for designing these programmes.

Role of information sources in financial capability

The key to understanding poor people’s financial management is to understand how they make decisions and what influences the decision making. This research explores the role of information sources in poor households’ decision making processes.

Aadhaar Enabled Public Distribution System in East Godavari

MicroSave’s pilot study in India highlights barriers, best practices and a roadmap to implement the ambitious, policy initiative of transferring the government benefits directly into the Aadhaar linked accounts of the beneficiaries.

Aadhaar Enabled Direct Benefit Transfer in East Godavari

MicroSave’s pilot study in India highlights barriers, best practices and a roadmap to implement the ambitious, policy initiative of transferring the government benefits directly into the Aadhaar linked accounts of the beneficiaries.

Aadhaar Enabled Direct Benefits Transfer in Aurangabad

MicroSave’s pilot study in India highlights barriers, best practices and a roadmap to implement the ambitious, policy initiative of transferring the government benefits directly into the Aadhaar linked accounts of the beneficiaries.

Implementing Training for E/M-Banking Agents

In this Note we examine the process of designing and delivering effective training programmes to e/m-banking agents.

Training E/M-Banking Agents: What is Missing?

This Note briefly discusses the reasons for negative feedback received often on agent training, the profiles of the agents, and new areas to be considered in agent training programmes.

Integration and interoperability of financial services – Good for the poor, great for banks and governments

There has been a growing debate on whether greater integration and interoperability of banking and other financial services provided through the ANMs/BCNMs is a prerequisite for greater acceptance and adoption of the BC model by the consumers. MicroSave conducted a comprehensive research study on the need for integration and interoperability of financial services for the […]